Welcome to my world

 

If you have never eaten at my restaurant – I call it my home from home – here are a few points to familiarise you with how we do things at Food with Varinder.

1) I cook for you the way I cook for friends and family when they visit my home. The menu is varied, indulgent, comforting and surprising. I also never give my guests a choice in what I make. I decide everything and make sure the taste, flavour and texture combinations work together. However, if you have any food intolerances or or follow particular diets, please let me know when you reserve your table – by filling in the comments box. I will always do my best to make sure everyone enjoys everything!

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Cook-along

These 3-hour sessions now moved to Saturday mornings, have been an unexpected success. Not that I thought they wouldn’t work. I just didn’t think the would get booked up so quickly.

Reserve your Table

Please try to reserve your table at least a week or two ahead of time. I will happily accommodate vegan, lactose intolerant and gluten free guests if I know in advance.

My name is Varinder

 

I’m a mother of 3 and a life-long vegetarian running my restaurant out of La Hulpe in Belgium. My cooking is influenced by the culinary depths of my own British Indian heritage, the cuisine of my husband’s Anglo-Persian heritage, and by the rich array of foods I’ve enjoyed through my love of travel.

Here is a short film made by Anthony Pitsy for the Commune of La Hulpe

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A few of my inspirations

 

My mum, aunts and grandmother

 

Amazing home cooks, each with their own speciality dishes that I still crave and insist they cook when visiting. As a child, regardless of the kind of day I’d had at school, my grandmother’s freshly fried paratha (Indian flat bread) made everything so much better!

Hafez Restaurant in London’s Notting Hill

A Persian restaurant – the best – in London’s Notting Hill.

Dishoom Restaurant in London’s Kings Cross

A chain that pays homage to the Irani cafe’s of Mumbai.

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi

A London-based, chef, restaurant owner, and cookery book author.

Chef Sabrina Ghayour

An Iranian based in London who started out her cooking career by running supper clubs.

5* Google Reviews

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“1 single imposed menu which makes the experience original and gives a feeling of entering a family atmosphere. The meal is as delicious as the team which is adorable. We had the chance to eat at the bar facing the kitchen, a unique moment of sharing! Top vegetarian address!”

FB Review

1 month ago

“Superb friendly place with dishes with flavors from elsewhere. Everything was delicious with generous portions! I will come back without hesitation 😊”

FB Review

1 month ago

“Unforgettable experience and meal that makes you travel the world. I recommend 1000%”

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1 month ago

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Timing

 

I’m closed every Monday & Tuesday.

Every other Saturday morning, and sometimes on Tuesday evenings, I run a cook-along cookery course. Find out about the courses here or send me some date option for when you would like to attend.

I’m open every evening between Wednesday and Saturday. Please note it’s strictly reservations only. Although I do have a standby list.

I post a simple takeaway menu on Instagram each week, which can be collected between 17h and 18h30. Please order 24hrs in advance.

And you can enjoy an indulgent brunch every Sunday between 11h and 15h.

Location

A 2 minute/160m walk from La Hulpe station:

Place A Favresse 71

1310 La Hulpe

Belgium